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Measure and mark the position of your rails on 1 of your posts. For a big fence you need a top, middle and bottom rail. Place a picket on top of the plinth and mark on it where the top and bottom of each rail will be. Use the picket to transfer these positions to the other posts. Use your square to run lines around the posts. Mark the depth of the rail on each post. Put a cross on the area of timber to be cut out.
Take measurements between the first 2 posts. If the length of the fence is longer than the timber, make a join in the centre of a post. Make the cut for the corner post at a 45-degree angle. This means the 2 rails meeting at the corner will fit together. Place the rails in the slots and nail them off. Continue along the fence for your middle, top and bottom rails.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.